Q. Does the Amazon signal booster you wrote about in your blog have any indicator of signal strength from the tower or do I just need to find the tower visually? I know they aren’t far away but sometimes there are more than one and they might not be in the same location. Some places have trees impeding sight as well.
A. It does not come with an indicator, but there are a couple of phone apps to help. One is Network Cell Info Lite. That’s the one I used at my son’s house.
Q. We tried to make a reservation at an RV park, and when they asked if we had any pets and I told them we have a Husky/German shepherd mix, they said our dog would not be allowed. Can they do this legally?
A. Yes, it is legal and probably required by their insurance company. Many insurance companies do not allow certain breeds of dogs for liability reasons, and the campgrounds have no choice but to comply.
Q. Can my wife enter your free drawings too, even if I have already? She has a different e-mail address.
A. Yes, that is not a problem.
Q. How come you run old blog posts from the past sometimes? Are you losing interest or just running out of things to write about?
A. Coming up with something to write 500 words or more about day after day can be a challenge. Sometimes I repost an old blog because readers have asked for it, or for information on the subject. Other times it is because I have been working on a book and really don’t have anything new to say that I haven’t already said more than once. Or I may have been busy all day and just don’t have the time or energy to write a new blog. But no, I am not losing interest. As long as I am mentally and physically capable of blogging and as long as people are interested in reading it, I plan to continue.
Q. I have contracted you four times now offering to write a guest post for your blog with valuable information your readers can benefit from, and you always say no. Why?
A. Your “valuable information” is nothing more than a thinly veiled advertisement from companies who pay you to write and distribute it. Sorry, not interested.
Q. I am about halfway through your new book Big Lake Drunk and I always wonder if the characters in your books are based on real people, or it you just make them up in your head? I ask because I know some people who are so much like the ones in your books that sometimes I wonder if we know many of the same people.
Q. Some of my characters share traits with people I know or have known in real life, some are a combination of different people, and others just show up unannounced out of nowhere and take up residence in my head. The one exception is Roberta Jensen, the blind judge in my Big Lake series. My dear real life friend Roberta Jensen is blind and was my attorney before she retired. Now she is one of my proofreaders.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
Thought For The Day – Don’t waste your energy stressing over things you can’t control.